Xenophobic Attack Reprisal: What is your judgement?

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[Poll]–Xenophobic attack in South Africa can be dated back to the early nineties, when it was a form of anti-immigrant attack.

In 1998, three foreigners were killed on a train between Johannesburg and Pretoria.

In 2000, a refugee was thrown from a train on a similar route.

Other attacks have occurred until 2008, when a major attack that left 62 people dead occurred.

Also, in 2015, another anti-immigrants attack took place.

Recently, South Africans renewed the anti-immigrant violence.

This time, Nigerians were their major targets.

Nigerians houses and businesses were destroyed.

Properties of Nigerians in South Africans were also vandalised.

Nigerians are now living in fear in South Africa, so much that they now retaliate attacks against them just to protect their lives.

At home, angry Nigerians have been protesting against the anti-Nigerian violence in South Africa and have started launching reprisal attacks against South African companies.

The protesters attacked MTN, a South African telecommunication company in Abuja and vandalised it’s properties.

In fact, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), gave all South African companies 48 hours ultimatum to leave the country.

This is the People’s Court and you are the judge.

What is your judgement?

Do you think Nigerians should continue to attack South African Businesses in Nigeria?

You have some points to back your judgement? Please, use the comment box below.

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1 Comment

  1. Kanyinsola Olorunnisola

    February 27, 2017 at 11:49 am

    If we retaliate, those we are hurting will not be the same people who had hands in the xenophobic attacks. It would only be brutish of us.

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